Wednesday, September 9, 2009
We continue to report on the sad situation in Fiji, where the military government has suspended the constitution. Radio New Zealand reported (on September 6, 2009) that the Annual General Meeting of the Fiji Law Society had been banned. The police in Fiji gave no reason for the decision to cancel the annual meeting.
Radio New Zealand reported that the President of the Fiji Law Society, Dorsami Naidu, said that the Law Society had been granted a permit to meet, but that the permit was then cancelled without providing any reason.
Hat tips to Radio New Zealand and the East-West Center in Honolulu. And a message of good will and support to all the lawyers and judges in Fiji who are unable to practice under the current military regime. May your consitution and your constitutional rights be restored quickly.